Every year, the city of Freiberg welcomes many thousands of visitors. Quite a few of them are hindered by a handicap during their tour of the city.
With a corresponding resolution of the city council as a basis, the city is endeavouring to gradually become an accesible city so that every visitor can experience Freiberg's diverse sights in the same way.
The following tips are intended to provide support for an accessible city tour in the Old Town.
We will show you a circular route through the city centre that will take you to the most important, accessible sights and avoids steep inclines and roughly paved paths.
With one small modification, the accesible city tour is identical to the city tour we presented to you elsewhere. With one exception, you can take the route description route description.
Due to the downward slope between St. Nicholas Church and Kreuzgasse, the indicated direction of the tour is recommended, especially for hand wheelchair users.
Petri Church is easily accessible via Petersstraße and Petriplatz.
The accessible city tour ends at point 13. The path to and around the city wall has steep inclines.
Tickets & Registration
Tourist-Information Silberstadt Freiberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 273 664
Fax: +49 (0) 3731 273 665
Flyer "Freiberg Barrierefrei" (PDF, German)
Sights along the way
Concert and Conference Hall St. Nicholas Church
Access via side entrance B - Aschegasse (door > 90 cm) for wheelchair users with inside ramp (14 % stg., 2.5 m long)
Church nave with variable wheelchair spaces, heated all year round.
City and Mining Museum
The museum is currently undergoing extensive renovation and is expected to open in summer 2022.
Barrier-free accessibility will be possible again after the renovation measures. They will be published at www.museum-freiberg.de.
Freudenstein castle, terra mineralia
After the first silver discoveries, the city's founder, Margrave Otto of Meissen, had a castle built to protect the silver mines. Since 2008, the castle has housed not only the mining archive but also the most important, and above all the most beautiful, mineral exhibition in the world - terra mineralia, which is an unforgettable experience to visit.
The exhibition and the museum shop are accessible to wheelchair users in all areas.
Wheelchair WC: door 93 cm, 250 x 150 cm in front of and 84 cm to the left or 150 cm to the right of the WC, 48 cm WC height.
Wheelchair on loan
Guided tours on offer
Understanding stones: a special programme for blind and visually impaired visitors
Hearing loops in the lecture hall
Musical, opera, operetta, tragedy and comedy - welcome to the oldest municipal theatre in the world! You can visit the auditorium of the "little Semper Opera".
Access via main entrance at "Platz an der Nikolaikirche" with ramp, wheelchair spaces
May to October Organ music on Silbermann organ Wednesdays 12:00 noon
Access via the south side entrance